Tradition, Values 
and Characteristics

Prodigy Real Estate Group has a 50 year track record of success. We value honesty, integrity, transparency and have a paramount respect for our client relationships. Our team brings work ethic, experience, expertise and a passion to exceed expectations to everything we do.

Property Types and Geography

We operate a diverse portfolio of multi-family, retail, office, industrial, mixed-use, condominium and cooperative assets. We are active and properly licensed in 22 states including the Midwest, Florida and Texas.


Include pension funds, public/private REITs, private equity/syndication platforms, family offices, partnerships, individuals, developers and associations.

Mission Statement

Prodigy Real Estate Group shall provide the highest level real estate management and brokerage services to the commercial and multi-family real estate community. These services shall be conducted with paramount concern for the fiduciary role we enjoy with our clients. The firm shall maintain the highest level of standards with regard to ethics and honesty.

Our History

  • 1975

    Jerry Meyer forms Jerome H. Meyer & Co., establishing a firm reputation of integrity and work ethic.

  • 1980's

    Accounting majors John May and Howard Ellen meet in college, start in public accounting and ultimately embark on real estate careers.

  • 1990's

    John May becomes one of the most active investment sale brokers in the upper Midwest; leading notable national and regional brokerage companies. Howard Ellen takes on a significant role at a major Chicago Area development firm; joins Jerome H. Meyer & Co. in 1998.

  • 2000's

    John May forms May Real Estate LLC, a brokerage firm that is active in a 22 state geography. Jerome H. Meyer & Co. continues to grow, becoming one of the largest property management firms in the Chicago Area.

  • 2020

    John May and Howard Ellen merge their two established real estate firms – creating Prodigy Real Estate Group Inc. Jerry Meyer retires. Two months after the merger the Covid Pandemic hits. Prodigy Real Estate Group successfully navigates these uncharted waters for its clients and actually grows in size during this time.

  • 2021

    Prodigy acquires the third party management business of a significant Chicago Area real estate firm. To accommodate significant growth, Prodigy moves to its current location at 223 W. Jackson Boulevard in Chicago.

Maximize the Value of Your
Real Estate by Having
Prodigy on Your Team

The reputation we enjoy is that of a client’s most aggressive advocate. This is why many of our clients have been in our firm family for decades. Contact us to find out how our industry leading experts will make a difference in your real estate operations.

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